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Old 09-01-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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NZers - Have you bought necks off this seller?

My mate's putting together a build, and found this guy selling necks on trademe.

THIS is the neck in question. He does have two questions

1) Are the seller's necks reputable, or of good quality?

2) Like me, he has an allergy to nuts, and so cannot even touch walnut wood without getting headaches or worse. For those who have bought this neck, does it contain the walnut skunk stripe on the back, or is it straight maple?
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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not sure if eden or other chinese necks being resold..
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:53 AM   #3
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Hey man, can't vouch for the trademe seller sorry. I may have an extra neck coming my way soon, which I'd be happy to send your way for the cost of shipping - I bought a real cheap-ass guitar to grab the hardware for the 100GBP challenge, and don't really have any use for the neck or body. The body is pretty rough and probably not worth the effort, but the neck seems to be in pretty good nick. There is some minor (cosmetic) damage to the fretboard where the nut sits, but it's fully varnished so should be pretty safe regarding allergies. If you're after a free neck then just let me know

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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Necks with rosewood fret-boards usually don't have the skunk-stripe since the channel for the truss rod can be routed out of the top before the rosewood is glued on.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:25 AM   #5
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i bought one. it was rubbish, needed fret levelling and dressing. trussrod was also very average.

you do get what you pay for at the end of the day.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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I can't say about the necks from that guy, but for my homebuilt strat I got one of these:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/music-inst...n-508427391.htm

I got mine without the tuners etc and had a locking nut installed up at Ash Customworks when I got the body painted.

The necks got a good feel to it and I love it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:09 AM   #7
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MetalSlvg, does it have the walnut skunk piece? Because if it does I cannot even consider it, but yes, that was the other seller I was considering, and it looked pretty good. Really I was only considering the seller "webdude" due to the flame maple on the necks. Also the locking tuners will mean I may not even buy a floyd, and so have to deal with routing out a stewmac body, which is koo.

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\I may have an extra neck coming my way soon, which I'd be happy to send your way for the cost of shipping - I bought a real cheap-ass guitar to grab the hardware for the 100GBP challenge, and don't really have any use for the neck or body. The body is pretty rough and probably not worth the effort, but the neck seems to be in pretty good nick. There is some minor (cosmetic) damage to the fretboard where the nut sits, but it's fully varnished so should be pretty safe regarding allergies. If you're after a free neck then just let me know


PM sent. If not for me, I'll happily use it on my cousin's POS, because literally anything would be better for him than current.

EDIT: Have any of you had dealings with this guy, in specifically this kit: http://www.trademe.co.nz/music-inst...n-510209309.htm.
Genuinely appeals, cuz I like JEMs, and also maybe a strat body will be purchased instead, but I need to know if the quality is up there with StewMac and the like, and not completely balls apparently like the necks in OP.

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Old 09-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #8
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It doesn't have the skunk stripe, it's just plain maple/maple.

Allergies suck, and I've collected the whole set!
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:09 AM   #9
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Sweet. I'm gonna re-do my budget and definitely look into that neck.

Cheers.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:25 AM   #10
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EDIT: Have any of you had dealings with this guy, in specifically this kit: http://www.trademe.co.nz/music-inst...n-510209309.htm.
Genuinely appeals, cuz I like JEMs, and also maybe a strat body will be purchased instead, but I need to know if the quality is up there with StewMac and the like, and not completely balls apparently like the necks in OP.


I have dealt with sharper and he is good to deal with. The neck I got of him wasn't as good as the DR Parts neck I have. Also I think those kits are shite from what I have read
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:45 AM   #11
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Yeah. I've posted up a partslist, in another thread here. Gonna go with Metalslvg's neck provider.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #12
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WIN!

Seriously though, you're in Auckland and you have Ash Customworks in the area. I got a body from ebay and the neck and sent them up to get a recessed floyd installed in the body and the locking nut in the neck. I got the neck and body matched so there aren't any tuning issues.

I HIGHLY recommend getting everything checked by a good luthier before you put it all together and realise that your open E becomes an F when your at the 12th fret.

A bridge too far?
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:55 PM   #13
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Man, that must've sucked if it did.
I'll definitely go see him sometime when I have the cash, to get everything looked over fixed from my amazing handiwork terrible work.
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